High on a hilltop in the picturesque area of Val d'Orcia, Pascolo has 360 degree views of the unblemished countryside that everyone dreams of when they think of Tuscany. Not far from the famous and quaint town of Pienza, Pascolo is an old rustic farmhouse that has been lovingly restored mixing the old style Tuscan with a fresh contemporary interior design. What makes Pascolo truly unique is how famous interior designers from London and Florence collaborated to set aside the rustic aesthetic of the typical dark woods, heavy fabrics, and small windows that are found in traditional Tuscan houses, to create a luxury retreat with a fresh contemporary design. Although all the materials are traditional and local, and the original external features of the old farmhouse have been maintained, the open common spaces and spacious light-filled guest rooms are totally modern. The luxury design of the house has extended outside as well. The large infinity swimming pool and Jacuzzi hot tub have the magnificent views that you will long remember once you return home. A large, covered rain-proof dining pergola for outdoor dining and relaxing sits alongside the pool. The Pergola has wood decking floor, a bar with a sink and a refrigerator that is kept stocked by the staff with wine, soft drinks, water and beer. A long wood table that seat up to 20 people will ensure a comfortable and relaxing time while you enjoy the magnificent views. For your comfort, the pool area also has a card table with games to while away the hours, yoga mats and blankets (you can make arrangements for personal yoga instructions), an I-Pod dock, and two soft upholstered sofas. No need to worry how you will dry off, pool towels are included and replaced by the staff each day. In Pascolo you'll find cream-colored stone floors, brand new queen size mattresses with luxury white linens from Bussati, massive showers with Santa Maria Novella and Hotel Sirenuse , skin care products, and in several rooms stand alone bathtubs with views over the valley. Pascolo sits on four acres atop of a hill, literally surrounded by rolling sheep pastures and grain fields. A stay at Pascolo offers you complete privacy, surrounded by peace and quiet. Your only neighbors are flocks of sheep on the adjoining hilltops, and if your al fresco dining takes you long into the evening, there are no worries, as there are no noise restrictions at Pascolo. Pascolo is made up of the main house and cottage and is reached by a long gravel road (about 4 kms). Once you pass the large expanses of gardens and covered terraces you reach the front door where you enter into the spacious living and dining room with open kitchen. The kitchen boasts all professional appliances and comes staffed with your own private chef who will be happy to whip up anything you desire. Breakfasts, lunches and dinners are just a simple 24 hour request away. This open concept leads to a very informal yet elegant and relaxing atmosphere where you will feel right at home the moment you open the door. Past the kitchen and down the hallway are three bedrooms. All of the bedrooms throughout the house have queen sized beds, self controlled air conditioning/heating, en suite bathrooms with large showers, (most with rain showers), and pull down screens that preserve the fantastic views when you don't need the screens. The first bedroom on the ground floor is a queen size bed, with en suite bathroom and a unique idea of a bench along the one wall of the bedroom with a 2 person sunken bathtub where you can relax with provided spa products, have your privacy but still see the wonderful views outside your window. This bedroom has its own private entrance from the garden. Another bedroom has its own access from the garden, and is wheelchair accessible. The handicapped bathroom has a large shower. The third bedroom has a sunset view, with the same type of large bathroom with shower. The staircase leads up to the first floor where it opens up to a second living room with a large open fireplace. FACILITIES Stove, Oven, Refrigerator, Freezer, High Speed Internet Access, Satellite TV with English Speaking Channels, Wifi and Access to Laptop Computer and Printer, Brick Wood burning Oven, Record Player With Owner's Personal Collection of Classic LPs AMENITIES Private In-ground Pool, Jacuzzi, Air Conditioning, Fireplace, Maid Service, Breakfast Included, Cook Available, Views, Wheelchair Accessible, Personal Laundry, Electricity including air conditioning/Heating included in the price, Daily Maid Service, Final Cleaning, Unlimited Bottled Water, Soft Drinks and Coffee, Daily Breakfast (fresh fruit, smoothies, orange juice, yogurt, local pastries, cereals), All meals for children under 7 included in the rental price, Two hand held GPS Devices TRANSPORTATION CITIES AND TOWNS: 3km Chianciano, 3km Montepulciano, 3km Pienza, Less than 20 mins. away Montalcino NOTES Pascolo is reached by a 3km bumpy dirt road in between Chianciano, Montepulciano and Pienza. The road up to the property is not appropriate for low clearance cars. Pascolo is 2.5 hours by car from Rome airport to the south and Pisa Airport to the north. The smaller airports of Florence and Perugia are around 1-1.5 hours away. Train access is at the town of Chiusi about 40 mins away where all major car rental agencies are located.
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